Walmart storefrontWalmart hasbeen expanding its presence in the health care space in recentyears, including its growing network for Walmart Health clinics, newly announced partnership with pharmacybenefit manager Capital Rx, all in the name of making services moreaffordable and accessible.

Now, Walmart is looking to get in on the insurance side ofthings.

Starting in August, Walmart Insurance Services will beginselling Medicare plans in Texas. As reported by Arkansas Online, the company iscurrently hiring for "Medicare Insurance Agents" who will sellplans directly to consumers via phone in the Dallas area.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.